William Stroh in the US

  1. #643,924 William Siegrist
  2. #643,925 William Silcox
  3. #643,926 William Spray
  4. #643,927 William Stotts
  5. #643,928 William Stroh
  6. #643,929 William Struck
  7. #643,930 William Styles
  8. #643,931 William Testa
  9. #643,932 William Tibbetts
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Meaning & Origins

Probably the most successful of all the Old French names of Germanic origin that were introduced to England by the Normans. It is derived from Germanic wil ‘will, desire’ + helm ‘helmet, protection’. The fact that it was borne by the Conqueror himself does not seem to have inhibited its favour with the ‘conquered’ population: in the first century after the Conquest it was the commonest male name of all, and not only among the Normans. In the later Middle Ages it was overtaken by John, but continued to run second to that name until the 20th century, when the picture became more fragmented.
6th in the U.S.
German: from Middle High German strō ‘straw’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a dealer in straw, or a nickname for an exceptionally thin man or someone with straw-colored hair.
6,597th in the U.S.

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